News - West Midlands


What coaching and officiating courses are happening near you?

There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!

Dr. Jack Daniels launches UK workshop

Legendary coach and former olympian Dr. Jack Daniels hosts his first UK Running and Coaching workshop in Birmingham on 29 January 2017. During the full day event, athletes and coaches can learn more about his training and coaching principles including his unique VDOT method. Plus, join Jack on the track for some practical work and pick his brains during QA sessions.

West Midlands Region 2017 London Mini Marathon Trials

The West Midlands Region 2017 London Mini Marathon Trials will take place on 18th February, at the Stourport Cycleway. These trials are for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 23rd April 2017.

From guide running workshop to competitive 10k

LiRF Leader and runner Steve Pitt is also involved with Guide Dogs charity. He thought it would be a great idea to enlist on a guide running course with England Athletics so he could help visually impaired and blind people to enjoy running too. Here's his story.

Birmingham University Open Training Day

Birmingham University - one of England Athletics Chartermark Universities - are giving all potential University level athletes the opportunity to come along and train with their current University squad, meet the coaches and students and see their facilities.

Athletics loses stalwart official

We are sad to announce the passing of 82-year-old club and officiating stalwart Betty Downs this week. Betty had been a member of Birchfield Harriers for over 50 years. She went on to become a coach at Birchfield, coaching youngsters. She qualified as an official, a track judge, and was at the top international level for many years.

Young Sporting Ambassador remembered

A 5k race and 3k fun run is being held on Sunday September 11th at Sandwell Valley to raise money for a charity and victim support set up in memory of three members of the same Sandwell Family who were killed in the Tunisian terrorist attack.